Global Patent Index - EP 2634015 A1

EP 2634015 A1 2013-09-04 - Tread profile of a vehicle tyre

Title (en)

Tread profile of a vehicle tyre

Title (de)

Laufstreifenprofil eines Fahrzeugreifens

Title (fr)

Profil de bande de roulement d'un pneu de véhicule

Publication

EP 2634015 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 12157877 A

Priority

EP 12157877 A

Abstract (en)

The tread profile has a profile tape whose fine incisions (2) are rotated over periphery of a tread, to divide tape into profile band portions. An omega-shaped geometry is arranged in axial direction and is spaced from axial portions (5,6). A central protrusion (7) is arranged between the axial portions and is set with a maximum expansion (b) in circumferential direction. The central protrusion is engaged into a corresponding recess of the profile band portions so that undercut is formed for coupling the profile band portions with one another in circumferential direction.

Abstract (de)

Laufstreifenprofil (1) eines Fahrzeugreifens, welches ein über den Umfang des Laufstreifens umlaufendes Profilband (3) mit Feineinschnitten (2) aufweist, welche das Profilband (3) in Profilbandabschnitte (8, 9) unterteilen und wobei die Feineinschnitte (2) - in Aufsicht - eine etwa ©-förmige Geometrie aus zwei in etwa in axialer Richtung angeordneten, mit einem Abstand a voneinander beabstandeten Abschnitten (5, 6) und einer zwischen diesen Abschnitten (5, 6) angeordneten, in etwa in Umfangsrichtung ausgerichteten mittigen Vorwölbung (7) mit einer in axialer Richtung gemessenen maximalen Ausdehnung b aufweist, wobei die Vorwölbung (7) in eine korrespondierende Ausnehmung des angrenzenden Profilbandabschnittes (8, 9) eingreift und wobei a < b ist, so dass Hinterschneidungen (10) gebildet sind, durch welche diese zwei Profilbandabschnitte (8, 9) in Umfangsrichtung miteinander gekoppelt sind. Zur Verbesserung des Handlings und der Nasseigenschaften über die Lebensdauer des Laufstreifenprofils weisen die Feineinschnitte (2) ab einer Resttiefe (15) der Feineinschnitte von 3mm bis 0,4 x der Feineinschnitttiefe eine veränderte Geometrie auf, wobei die Hinterschneidungen (10) ausbildende Vorwölbung (7) nur bis zu dieser Resttiefe (15) ausgebildet ist.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60C 11/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60C 11/1218 (2013.01); B60C 11/1281 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 742821 A 19031103 - ARNOLD EDWIN E [US]

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EP 2634015 A1 20130904; EP 2634015 B1 20170510; ES 2637282 T3 20171011

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